Wetland mapping a chance to learn, have fun with GPS

Do you own a GPS? Like to have fun with it? The BC Wildlife Federation presents Map Our Marshes in Duncan.

Do you own a GPS? Like to have fun with it? The BC Wildlife Federation presents Map Our Marshes in Duncan.

It’s a chance to get connected to the Community Mapping Network while identifying and conserving underappreciated wetlands. It’s all happening Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After signing up for free for this one-day course, which is held in partnership with the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society, you will get an introduction to wetland ecosystems, values and stewardship.

You will also learn to use basic GPS techniques to evaluate and protect wetlands in your community.

According to BCWF, “this wetland mapping and rapid assessment workshop is a great chance for community volunteers, students, consultants and anyone passionate about healthy watersheds.”

The workshop will also touch on invasive species.

For more information contact wetlands_coordinator@bcwf.bc.ca or call 1-888-881-2293 ext. 225 or sign up immediately at https://MoMDuncan2016.Eventbrite.ca